LIVE: Barcelona 1 – 1 Real Madrid (El Classico)

2 Apr 2016

LIVE: Barcelona 1 – 1 Real Madrid (El Classico)


Follow the live updates of the second El Clasico this season below;

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the match preview and starting line-ups;

74′ SUB: Arda Turan in, Ivan Rakitic out

71′ Since that eqalizer by Benzema, Barcelona has looked creaky at the back as Madrid attack with verve

68′ SHOT!!! Gareth Bale does well to leave Alba for good and cut into his left foot from the right but his side footed curling shot is saved

66′ Madrid looking better since that goal and showing more in the final third, Barca cracking here

62′ GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Benzema equalizes with a wonderful overhead kick GAME ON.

59′ Since that goal, Barca have been dominant as they have been all match…Messi in particular looking dangerous

56′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Gerard Pique scores from a corner…Pepe should have marked him better

54′ MESSI lobs from outside the box!!! Messi tries an audacious from the left outside the box but Keylor Navas blocks for a corner..brilliant from the Argentine attacker

51′ SERGIO RAMOS again!!! Ramos hits Dani Alves in the face during a corner…ref misses it…should have been given another yellow card.

50’CHANCE!!! Madrid go on the counter with Marcelo who feeds Benzema with Pique ahead of him but his attempt is block by the Spaniard…Marcelo’s rebound is also blocked

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49′ FREEKICK!!! Messi’s freekick attempt just goes over…he still searches for his 500th career goal

48′ EARLY CHANCE!!! Sergio Ramos fouls Messi outside the box and ref blows for a freekick in a dangerous position…should have seen another yellow card for that challenge but he goes scot free

46′ Second half kicks off with Madrid passing

HT: Barcelona 0 – 0 Real Madrid…Barcelona have seen lots of the ball and have had better chances but no goal yet.

Ronaldo tested Bravo from afar and that all Madrid could do while Barca tested Navas through Neymar and Rakitic while Messi should have had a penalty

Another El Claciso photo
Another El Claciso photo

43′ WHAT A MISS!!! Benzema should have volleyed a ball at goal better

41′ Dani Alves blazes a spectacular effort just over the bar from the edge of the box

40′ Excellent tracking from Ronaldo to deny Jordi Alba…better defensive work from Madrid

EL CLasico again
EL CLasico again

35′ Offside against Neymar, Barcelona trying to pass their way into the Real Madrid box but there is no way in

29′ Yellow card for Luis Suarez for a foul on Pepe

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25′ At the other end, Ronaldo dribbles Jordi Alba from the right and shoots with his left but Bravo saves the shot which was straight at him

24′ PENALTY??? Rakitic picks up a loose ball and feeds Messi who dribbles Sergio Ramos in the box, the Argentine falls but the ref is not convinced. Replays show a penalty should have been given

Sergio Ramos fouls Messi
Sergio Ramos fouls Messi


22′ FOUL!!! Sergio Busquests is forced to foul Toni Kroos as Madrid counter

19′ SHOT!!! Keylor Navas saves Rakitic’s shot from a beautiful counterattacking move….Madrid survive

18′ Yellow card for Dani Carvajal for a foul on Iniesta

16′ Barcelona have been the dominant in this game…Neymar fins Iniesta outside the box but the Spaniard’s shot is blocked

14′ At the 14th minute, the stadium applauds Johan Cruyff, the Barcelona legend who died at the end of March…the Barca legend wore the number 14 shirt

11’Sergio Ramos is booked for protesting Suarez’s foul on him

10′ WHAT A MISS!!! Neymar picks up a long ball from Bravo, (though Suarez was offside and blocked Sergio Ramos), the Brazilian picks out Suarez from the right but the Uruguayan decides its best to allow the ball slip between his legs. Huge chance gone

8′ Ronaldo sees the ball for the first time in this game and he  pulls afoul off Dani Alves…looks harsh

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El Clasico
El Clasico

6′ Barcelona has settled early into this game and are bossing possession with Rakitic and Messi seeing most of the ball

4′ At the other end its offside against Gareth Bale

3′ Beautiful defending from Sergio Ramos who blocks a good pass from Messi to Neymar… Neymar is later caught offside

2′ Stll early in the game and Pepe wins a fould of Busquests

1′ Kick off…Barcelona gets us started

Below is the preview of the El CLasico:

Real Madrid XI vs. Barcelona: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Barcelona XI vs. Real Madrid: Bravo; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.

The second El Clasico of the season is will kick off today as Barcelona look to idolize the dead Johan Cryuff as Real Madrid target revenge.

Messi admits he respects Ronaldo
Messi admits he respects Ronaldo

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff died late in March during the international break and Barcelona would want to immortalize the man who made them believe they could compete with Madrid again.

Barcelona has won four of the last five league games against Real Madrid, including the last two at the Camp Nou.

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Recall that the Catalans won earlier this season in a 4-0 rout at the Santiago Bernabeu during Rafa Benitez time in charge.

Madrid hasn’t won at the rival’s venue since a 3-1 result in the semifinals of the 2013 Copa del Rey, when Jose Mourinho was still in charge.

The last time Madrid won at Barcelona in the Spanish league was in the 2011-12 season, when it won the La Liga for the last time.

Saturday will mark the first duel between Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique as coaches with the two players one of the best in the world when they played in 2003.

Zidane and Luis Enrique in an El Clasico match during their playing days
Zidane and Luis Enrique in an El Clasico match during their playing days

The former players almost got into a fight after a foul by Zidane.

Raphael Varane misses out for Madrid while Jeremy Mathieu misses out for Barcelona

Form coming into the match:

Barcelona: WWWWWD

Real Madrid: LWWWWW

Expected line-ups:

Barcelona: Bravo, Dani Alves, Masherano, Pique, Jordi Alba, Busquests, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar

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Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo



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